Fire Safety and Your Drapes, Are You Prepared? with Brad Davies

August 18, 2020, 5:00 - 6:00 PM

Webinar - Fire Safety and Your Drapes, Are You Prepared? with Brad Davies

Stage Draperies require on-going care and maintenance to continue to look good and be safe. Presentation will discuss fabrics used in theatres, show tips on handling and caring for them to preserve their lifespan.
Also, Fire safety on stages is a big issue. The flame retardant on them forms an important part of your facilities fire safety system. On theatre stages, the presence of hot lights, props and electrical sparks near flammable textiles significantly increases the risk of fire. Presentation will explain existing codes, review different test methods, discuss flame retardant treatments for drapes, provide information on applying flame retardant treatments to draperies.
Presenter: Brad Davies / Moderator: Emma Alderman

Bio: Mr. Davies has been in the fire protection business since 2008. Having tested and re-treated thousands of textiles, Mr. Davies has years of field experience, has been an NFPA, USITT and CITT member for years, has also published numerous articles on flame retardant testing and treatment, and has the privilege of being invited to discuss textiles and the fire code with many Safety Officials, Theater Professional Groups, and Fire Prevention Officers, most recently at the Fire and Emergency Services Training Institute (FESTI). Founded in 1978, On-Site has grown to be the experts in same day curtain cleaning and flameproofing.

Language: English
Discipline: Health & Safety
Level: Intermediate
Date, Time & Duration: Tuesday August 18, 2020 - 5 p.m. - 60 min